For all you Korea watchers — Keep an eye out for the news this week and next. South Korea’s newly appointed chief nuclear envoy Lim Sung-nam touched down in Washington today for talks with senior U.S. officials. He’s expected to discuss the results of the 2nd round of inter-Korean talks last month in Beijing, exchange views on an envisioned 2nd round of U.S.-North Korea talks, and help prepare for South Korean President Lee Myung-bak’s visit to Washington next week during which he will sit down with President Barack Obama. The Korea-US Free Trade Agreement (“KORUS FTA”) and the North Korean nuclear issue are expected to top the summit agenda next week.
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